Ex-UFC Fighter Abel Trujillo Charged with Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Child
Former UFC competitor Abel Trujillo has been charged with felony sexual exploitation of a child and felony obscenity in Colorado.
The news was first reported by TSN. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s database, Trujillo is currently being held on $10,000 bond in Castle Rock, Colo.
According to Colorado court documents obtained by TSN, Trujillo’s felony sexual exploitation charge specifically refers to an individual who “possesses or controls any sexually exploitative material for any purpose.” Trujillo’s obscenity charge refers to when “a person commits wholesale promotion of obscenity to a minor if, knowing its content and character, such person wholesale promotes to a minor or possesses with intent to wholesale promote to a minor any obscene material.”
Due to the nature of the charges, further details regarding the case will not be released to the public. Each charge carries a sentence of 12 to 18 months and a fine of $1,000 to $100,000 in Colorado.
Trujillo was initially arrested on May 24 in Broward Country, Fla., after a warrant was issued in Colorado. He is scheduled for a hearing on Thursday at the Douglas County Courthouse.
The 35-year-old Trujillo hasn’t competed since losing a unanimous decision to John Makdessi at UFC on Fox 26 on Dec. 16, 2017. Trujillo went 6-4 with one no contest in the Las Vegas-based promotion, with notable losses to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. He had been scheduled to face Will Brooks at Battlefield FC 2 in Macau on July 27 but has since been replaced by Gleison Tibau.